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KIRKLAND SIGNATURE™ ALASKA
CRUISE TOUR – CELEBRITY CRUISES®
12 DAYS from $2,349 per person*
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
By T. Foster Jones
AIRFARE, GAME DRIVES AND MORE
ONE OF THE DRAWBACKS to travel is
that there are just so many options it can be
hard to pick a destination.
Costco Travel seems to relish contributing to this dilemma. Not content with tempting Costco members with cruises and trips to
Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, Caribbean and the
South Pacific, Costco Travel continues to
expand on its o;erings. Now they’ve added
South Africa, Dublin, Edinburgh, two new
cruise adventures and member savings at
expanded Hyatt-brand properties. Have they
When I recently spoke with the folks at
Costco Travel, they were excited about the addition of four new Kirkland Signature™ Celebrity
Cruises Alaska cruise tours available in 2011.
“Of the passengers on each ship, just 80 will be
part of these exclusive land-and-sea adventures,” says Lauren Anderson, senior buyer for
cruises. Amenities include a free upgrade to a
concierge-class stateroom, lunch aboard the
Wilderness Express train, a dinner credit to use
in the lodge of their choice during their stay in
Denali and a land-excursion credit.
Another new item is a trip this August to
South Africa. “Putting together a package
worthy of Costco members takes time and
e;ort,” says Shannon Parker, Costco Travel’s
director of marketing. Consequently, this
package is appropriately fabulous: a stay in
Cape Town; excursions to Table Mountain,
the Cape Peninsula and the world-famous
Cape Winelands; and a lodge stay that
includes game drives, where the chances of
seeing the big ;ve—lion, leopard, elephant,
rhino and bu;alo—are excellent.
For those who’ve had their fill of land
mammals, Norwegian Cruise Line has teamed
up with Nickelodeon at Sea to create one-of-a-kind family cruise vacations in the Caribbean.
Oh,the places you’ll go
from $2,999 per person*
Dublin and Edinburgh
NICKELODEON™ AT SEA
NORWEGIAN JEWEL AND NORWEGIAN EPIC
SEVEN DAYS from $579 per person*
Kids will have a chance to encounter SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and a host
of others. Each cruise also features interactive
shows, poolside entertainment, Nickelodeon-themed character breakfasts and fun trips
ashore designed just for families.
In Europe, Costco Travel is venturing for
the ;rst time into the Emerald Isle: Ireland.
;e packages, based in Dublin, feature a selection of three of Dublin’s most popular tours:
city sightseeing; Old Jameson Distillery, where
Jameson Irish Whiskey has been made since
1780; and the Guinness Storehouse, home of
the “Black Stu;” since 1759. From there, hop
over to Edinburgh, Scotland. Trips include city
sightseeing; Loch Lomond National Park, the
Stirling Castle site (where Mary, Queen of
Scots, was crowned); and Loch Ness, Glencoe
and the Highlands. Keep an eye out for the
Loch Ness monster. Or SpongeBob.
Lastly, Costco member savings at Hyatt
Hotels and Resorts now extend to international
Hyatt locations, as well as Hyatt Place, Hyatt
Summer;eld Suites and Andaz hotels. Hyatt
Place properties are designed for today’s multi-tasking business traveler. Hyatt Summer;eld
Suites o;er all-suite guest rooms with a modern residential setting. Andaz hotels o;er a
refreshing take on the boutique-style hotel
with a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere.
Any one of these vacations, or the countless others that Costco Travel o;ers, is bound
to be ;lled with excitement. ;e agony is trying to decide which one of these trips to take.
Curse you, Costco Travel! C
DUBLIN AND EDINBURGH
SIX NIGHTS from $899 per person*
H YAT T HOTELS & RESORTS®
Save up to 25% plus a
$25 hotel credit per night*
For travel dates and
complete vacation details,
visit the Travel section
*All prices are per person based on double occupancy, are true
and accurate at time of printing, and are valid for new bookings only.
Land-only packages include hotel taxes. Airfare-inclusive price
includes hotel and airfare taxes. Due to currency fluctuation, price
is subject to change. Fees for checked baggage may apply and vary
by airline. For complete information, please visit the airline’s Web
site. Cruise price is valid on 10/9/10 Epic sailing. Cruise prices do not
include government taxes/fees and gratuities. Hyatt offer is valid at
select hotels and resorts in North America. Unless otherwise noted,
offers will not be combinable with select rate codes, coupons or other
offers. Prices and inclusions are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation and change fees might apply. Travel purchases are not
included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward program. Seasonal
surcharges, availability, blackout dates and restrictions might apply.
All prices are in U.S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any
inaccuracies or typographical errors. Ships’ registry: Celebrity
and NCL: The Bahamas. Cruise lines reserve the right to impose a
per-person fuel supplement on all passengers. Costco Travel is
registered as a seller of travel in each of the states listed:
California registration number: CST 2054248-50 ; Florida
registration number: ST 32555 ; Hawaii registration
number: TAR 5595 ; Iowa registration number: TA 620 ;
Nevada Seller of Travel registration number: 2007-0060 ;
Washington registration number: WST 602042600.
Registration as a California Seller of Travel does not
constitute approval by the state.
1-877-849-2730 | Costco.com
The Costco Connection
For details on these offerings and much more,
visit the Travel section of Costco.com or call
Costco Travel toll-free at 1-877-849-2730.